Finding levels of abstraction in speech production: evidence from sound-production impairment. Buchwald, A. and Miozzo, M. Psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society / APS, 22(9):1113-1119.
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A widely held view in linguistics and psycholinguistics is that there are distinct levels of processing for context-independent and context-specific representations of sound structure. Recently, this view has been disputed, in part because of the absence of clear evidence that there are abstract mental representations of discrete sound-structure units. Here, we present novel evidence that separate context-independent and context-specific representations of sound structure are supported by distinct brain mechanisms that can be selectively impaired in individuals with acquired brain deficits. Acoustic data from /s/-deletion errors of 2 aphasic speakers suggest both a phonological level of processing at which sound representations (e.g., /p/) do not specify context-specific detail (e.g., aspirated or unaspirated) and a distinct level at which context-specific information is represented. These data help constrain accounts of sound-structure processing in word production and crucially support the claim that context-independent linguistic information affects language production.
@article{buchwald_finding_2011,
	Author = {Buchwald, Adam and Miozzo, Michele},
	Date = {2011},
	Date-Modified = {2017-04-19 08:04:06 +0000},
	Doi = {10.1177/0956797611417723},
	File = {Attachment:files/1650/Buchwald, Miozzo - 2011 - Finding levels of abstraction in speech production evidence from sound-production impairment.pdf:application/pdf},
	Issn = {0956-7976},
	Journal = {Psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society / APS},
	Keywords = {acoustic phonetics, clinical, clinical phonetics, clinical phonology, f0, phonation, phonetics},
	Number = {9},
	Pages = {1113-1119},
	Pmid = {21828349},
	Title = {Finding levels of abstraction in speech production: evidence from sound-production impairment},
	Volume = {22},
	Abstract = {A widely held view in linguistics and psycholinguistics is that there are distinct levels of processing for context-independent and context-specific representations of sound structure. Recently, this view has been disputed, in part because of the absence of clear evidence that there are abstract mental representations of discrete sound-structure units. Here, we present novel evidence that separate context-independent and context-specific representations of sound structure are supported by distinct brain mechanisms that can be selectively impaired in individuals with acquired brain deficits. Acoustic data from /s/-deletion errors of 2 aphasic speakers suggest both a phonological level of processing at which sound representations (e.g., /p/) do not specify context-specific detail (e.g., aspirated or unaspirated) and a distinct level at which context-specific information is represented. These data help constrain accounts of sound-structure processing in word production and crucially support the claim that context-independent linguistic information affects language production.},
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